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Making the choice
Jeanne Ohm, DC
Executive Coordinator, ICPA
Life is all about making
choices. Regardless of the circumstances that come our way it is up to us
to make the choice how we will perceive those circumstances.
As a matter of fact, our
cumulative perceptions and thoughts will actually determine the
"circumstances" that we encounter in our lives.
In our practices, it is
important that we focus on the vision/ goal/ outcome we are looking to
see made manifest. Perspectives of fear, regret, apprehension, hesitancy
and failure when assessing our circumstances will only further these
types of outcomes.
When a situation comes our
way that may at first appear to be negative or not so appealing, we need
to radically transform our perspective of that situation to be in line
with our desired outcome. This is our choice.
I realize that this sounds
easy in theory and may seem sometimes quite difficult to achieve. Here is
one specific and valuable way of opening the door so our perspective can
be changed to meet our intended goals: APPROACH ALL CIRCUMSTANCE with
What this approach is saying
is that when something comes our way, we need to look and see how this
circumstance is serving us. What is the benefit we can derive? What is
the lesson? What is the gift? Looking from this perspective is our
Although this may take a bit
of contemplation time, all circumstances have something in them that we
can glean as a benefit. To move on in our lives and stay in sync with our
goals, we must find that benefit and then appreciate the circumstance
that has come our way.
The very act of recognition
and appreciation opens our perspective to breaking old restrictive
patterns of behavior and thought.
So I challenge each and every
one of us to make the choice to recognize the blessings and appreciate
all of our experiences moment by moment, day by day. This is a sure
formula to transcend our practices and more importantly our life's
the Dark Night
Louis Corleto, D.C.
Though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Psalm 23**
At some point, everyone
passes through a dark night of the soul. This is a difficult time in
which we are moving from an old life to a new one, with no apparent
security or help in sight. It appears that the old is being taken away by
a hand larger than our own, and there is no solid ground on which to
stand. As old friends or supporters fall away we feel like misfits in a
world that does not understand us. The activities and things that once
gave us comfort seem empty or unavailable, and sometimes it appears that
all is lost. At such a time we are called upon to search deep within
ourselves for faith.
Although the dark night
is painful and harrowing it is an important and productive time. If you
are passing though a dark night, take comfort in the truth that there is
a bigger picture than the one you are seeing, a larger hand operating
behind appearances. The dark is a time to clear away the old to make way
for the new and better. Nothing is taken away that is not replaced with
something more valuable. The field is being turned over so that old weeds
and dead roots can be dissolved and new seeds sown. Spring is not far
behind the winter.
When I have gone
through such experiences, this message has come to me loud and clear:
Surrender to love. Do not try to fight the changes, and do not try to
understand them. In your anxiety, do not attempt to clutch at the old for
security; instead do your best to release what was, and be open to what
is to come. Define all the changes as good, and look for their blessings.
The day will come when you will look back at such a time and say, "Thank
I recently re-read this
thot (written by Alan Cohen) and felt it was appropriate to share in the
LIGHT of all of the Earth changes, both of mother earth and her
The recent events in
New Orleans, are bring “things” up for many people. Many people are
unclear about their “future”. As TOR’s one of our greatest gifts is to
re-mind people of who they ARE. Pure Light. Hence when they are
subluxated they are not expressing their LIGHT, their LIFE and the can’t
see clearly. They are in “darkness” and can not re-member who they ARE.
Love them, support them, re-mind them of their essence and SET THEM